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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Great Yarmouth Casino Large Licence Decided

Great Yarmouth Casino Large Licence Decided

After 18 months of council processes the Great Yarmouth Casino large Licence has been decided (barring any appeal). There were 2 applications for the Great Yarmouth Casino 2005 gaming act licence. Patrick Duffy of Palatial Leisure Ltd and Albert Jones of Pleasure and Leisure Property Cooperation Ltd.

A unanimous decision was reached by the Licence Committee and the Great Yarmouth Casino Large Licence was awarded to:

Albert Jones of Pleasure and Leisure. The intended site for the new Great Yarmouth Casino is within the complex called the Edge . This is to include a 8 screen cinema, bars , restaurants, bowling alley, hotel and of course the Great Yarmouth Casino.

Albert Jones of Pleasure and Leisure and the New Great Yarmouth Casino quoted

“Pleasure and Leisure Corporation are delighted to have won the casino licence after more than 10 years of hard work.

“I would like to dedicate this success to my late father Jimmy who gave so much support throughout the long drawn out procedure. My thanks also to Karen Hawes of Hawes Price Ltd for her tireless efforts in helping to secure the licence.

“We hope that this will be the start of major investment in Great Yarmouth, create hundreds of full and part-time jobs and boost the local economy. If all goes to plan work should start on site before the end of the year.”

The Great Yarmouth Casino plans to be open 24 hours and be a big positive impact to the employment of the local and surrounding communities, this will have had a contributing factor towards being issued with the License for the Great Yarmouth Casino.

The Great Yarmouth Casino Licence is now the 3rd 2005 gaming act Licence to be issued, the 2 previous have been awarded to Aspers Casinos. Their first was by the Newham Council for their casino in Stratford. The Aspers Casino Stratford in the Westfield Centre has seen amazing success since its opening day. This can only improve once the Olympics start later this year which is in walking distance of the Casino. Aspers second licence has just been awarded for the 2005 Large Licence in Milton Keynes and is expected to be open some time in 2013.

Chairman of the License Committee for the Great Yarmouth Casino Licence said

It was a straightforward, unanimous decision. It was reached fairly. It’s good for the town and if you look at the government criteria for casinos, the first priority was that it must be beneficial to the town.

“It will be open all year round so employment will be improved. They will also use local suppliers so it will boost employment and that is what we need in Great Yarmouth.”
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Leeds Casino Large Licence

Leeds Casino Large Licence

The Casino applications for the next Large Licence 2005 gaming act are now in. The Leeds City Council have received 5 applications within the closing date of the 26th of April 2012. Previously granted 2005 gaming act Licences, Aspers Stratford, Aspers Milton Keynes, and Great Yarmouth.

Applicant: Global Gaming Ventures Ltd

Location: Eastgate Quarters, Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7

Type of application: Provisional Statement

Applicant: Grosvenor Casino Ltd

Premises: G Casino, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2

Type of application: Provisional Statement

Applicant: Leeds United Football Club Ltd

Premises: West Stand Concourse, Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES

Type of application: Provisional Statement

Applicant: London Clubs Leeds Ltd

Premises: The Alea Casino, 3 The Boulevard, Clarence Dock, Leeds, LS10 1P2

Type of application: Premises Licence

Applicant: Rushbond Plc

Premises: Majestic, City Square, Leeds, LS1 2EF

Type of application: Provisional Statement

Applicants will now advertise their application in a local newspaper and site notices will be placed at the proposed location. Interested parties and responsible authorities may make representations about the applications until 24 May 2012.

It is anticipated that stage one applications will be considered at a hearing in July. Successful stage one applicants will be invited to participate in stage two of the application process, whereby the council will determine which application will provide greatest benefit to the city. Stage two is expected to conclude in spring 2013.

As the granting of a casino licence is a statutory process, Leeds City Council will make no comment on any of the applications and the council has no preferred location or applicant.

All other enquiries concerning this process must be addressed in writing to Leeds City Council by email to Oral enquiries will not be accepted at any stage during the process.